Gregory Arch

Built in 1852, Gregory Arch is named after the Governor John Gregory. Today the arch serves as the symbolic border between Downtown Nassau and the rest of New Providence.

What to Expect

In the 1820s, Grant's Town was created by Governor Lewis Grant as a settlement for slaves who had been freed during abolition. The archway was built to separate this section of town from the rest of Nassau. Over time, this spot became a popular late night haunt for party goers, and today it remains a part of one of the most vibrant hot spots in town.

Gregory Arch is a beautiful stone arch flanked by palm trees and stone walls.

Staying Close

Gregory Arch is located in downtown Nassau, meaning those staying in this area of the Bahamas will have easy access to this historic attraction during their time there. Despite the fact that the region isn't over-crowded, you will still find a sizable number of lodging options to pick from.

Hotels near Gregory Arch
Hotel Type Distance Direction
Towne Hotel Hotel 0.1 mi. (4.8 km) NW
Graycliff Hotel And Restaurant Hotel 0.2 mi. (4.7 km) W
British Colonial Hilton Hotel 0.3 mi. (4.9 km) NW
Nassau Junkanoo Resort Resort 0.5 mi. (5.0 km) WNW
Nassau Palm Hotel Hotel 0.5 mi. (5.0 km) WNW
Red Carpet Inn Nassau Hotel 1.9 mi. (5.4 km) E
Orchard Garden Hotel Hotel 2.2 mi. (5.0 km) E

Location and What's Nearby

Outdoor amusements like golfing and heading to the beach are also widely available and are within close proximity. Historic site patrons looking to follow-up with a few holes of golf can do so at the nearest course, Royal Blue. Sunny days can also be planned at Western Esplanade Beach, the most close-by beach. While the options above may be the easiest to get to, you'll still have access to an impressive spread of equally enjoyable outdoor options. Guests will find additional indoor places to visit in this general area. For those not wanting to have to travel a great distance, there are two more interesting places nearby to visit--Balcony House Museum and Pirates of Nassau.


Operating Hours

You might want to give the site a call ahead to get their hours of operation.


It costs nothing to walk beneath this historic archway.

Contact Information

Phone Number: (242) 302-2000

Location: Pecks Slope and Market Street, downtown Nassau, New Providence



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